Japanese for Plum Blossom, Ume is related to both the plum and apricot trees. One of the most beloved flowers in China, plum blossoms have been frequently depicted in Chinese painting and poetry for centuries. Born in the bitter cold of winter, it has come to symbolize perseverance, hope and the transitory nature of life. It also reminds its observers that spring will soon arrive.
Hand patinaed bronze with freshwater pearls, gold vermeil hooks